Yes, another fabric flower! This is the one I used to decorate Yuki’s Blossom by Blossom Dress. I just made the flowers and stitched them directly to the dress, but you can use this to decorate just about anything – a shirt, a bag, or you can stitch it to a headband, a pin backing, etc. It’s called the Twisted Petal Flower because you make it by cutting out petals, twisting them and stitching them together.
Thread and needle
I used a sheer fabric and I would recommend something thin (though sheer is not necessary). Since you’ll be twisting the fabric, both right and wrong sides will show, so you may want to keep that in mind when choosing your fabric. Also, depending on what kind of look you want, you may want to pick something that won’t fray too much since you’ll be leaving the edges raw.
Here we go!
First you’ll need to cut 2-3 fabric squares about the desired size of your finished flower (yes, there is only one here, but you will need 2 or 3. If you cut 3 squares you will have more petals. More on that later).
First you’ll want to thread up your needle and tie a knot at the end. Then take one of the 2-petal pieces and twist it in the center. You only need to twist it 180 degrees so that one side will be right side up and the other half will be wrong side up.
but I wanted the flower to have even more dimension, so that all the petals would stick out from the dress. So, fold the whole flower in half (doesn’t matter which way) and stitch the center of the flower a few times (where my thumb is).
By pinching the bottom of the flower and stitching, you’ll get the whole thing to pucker up a little bit.
At this point, I decided I was done with this flower and just hand stitched it onto the dress with the remaining thread. If you want to add more petals, just repeat what you did with the first two petal pieces (twist them in the center and make an X), and stitch them on to the BACK of the flower making sure to place the petals at an angle where they’ll be seen best.
And that’s it! Like I said, you can easily stitch these onto clothes, or attach them to a pin, or a headband, a purse, etc.
Here are the flowers in action. Some I made just like this, some with more petals and some were just single petals stitched on.